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Calorie conscious bread and butter pudding

9 Reviews

About the bake

Don't throw away your leftover, stale bread, instead use it to create a delicious and low calorie bread and butter pudding.

115Total Time
40Prep Time
35Bake Time
6Serves
Easy

Method

  1. Step 1:

    Grease a 1 litre pie dish with butter.

  2. Step 2:

    Cut the crusts off the bread. Spread each slice with on one side with butter, then cut into triangles.

  3. Step 3:

    Arrange a layer of bread, butter-side up, in the bottom of the dish, then add a layer of sultanas. Sprinkle with a little cinnamon, then repeat the layers of bread and sultanas, sprinkling with cinnamon until you have used up all of the bread. Finish with a layer of bread, then set aside.

  4. Step 4:

    Gently warm the milk in a pan over a low heat to scalding point. Don't let it boil.

  5. Step 5:

    Crack the eggs into a bowl, add three quarters of the sugar and lightly whisk until pale.

  6. Step 6:

    Add the warm milk to the eggs and sugar and stir well, then strain the custard into a bowl.

  7. Step 7:

    Pour the custard over the prepared bread layers and sprinkle with nutmeg and the remaining sugar and leave to stand for 30 minutes.

  8. Step 8:

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan, 350°F,gas mark 4).

  9. Step 9:

    Place the dish into the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the custard has set and the top is golden brown.

Ingredients

    • 25g Butter (unsalted) (softened)
    • 8 Bread (thin slices)
    • 50g Sultanas
    • 2 tsp Cinnamon
    • 350ml Milk (semi-skimmed)
    • 3 Egg(s) (free range)
    • 25g Half spoon granulated sugar
    •  Nutmeg (ground) (to taste)

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